In this project, I work on addressing the following questions using the kin majority cases of Crimea and Moldova: What does it mean to be a kin majority? How do kin majorities engage with external states that claim them as co-ethnic? Why has existing research on kin-state politics overlooked kin majorities? How can approaches to studying kin-state politics be both bottom-up and comparative?
Working Project: EU in the UK: Belonging After Brexit
Following the UK-EU referendum in June 2016, and in an the wake of Brexit, this project explores citizenship, identity and belonging of (non-UK) EU citizens resident in the UK. It explores how the UK's changing relationship has affected, and is affecting, the choices, opportunities and identities of those whose rights to remain in the UK are predicted on rights derived from the UK's membership of the EU, and the renegotiation of this relationship.
For the project, I am conducting a longitudinal survey, with the first wave in July-August 2016 (n ~ 3,000), with a follow-up wave in 2017. I am planning to conduct interviews to gain richer and more immersive data.
- Beyond Identity Politics and Geopolitics: Dirty Politics and Declining Support for Europeanization in Moldova (with Daniel Brett)
- Strategic, Symbolic or Legitimate? Analyzing Engagement with Dual Citizenship from the Bottom-Up
- Ethics After Fieldwork in Dynamic Contexts